The bill was introduced in the Canadian parliament's lower house on Wednesday. After introducing the bill, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called on the parliament to support the passage of the draft legislature.
"We can’t predict how the ratification will go forward, we certainly hope that all of the parties in the House of Commons will support this deal…. It doesn’t exclude the possibility of something happening during the summer," Garneau told Canada's CTV broadcaster.
The USMCA, which will replace the 1994 NAFTA trade deal, covers auto and agricultural tariffs, intellectual property rights, labour standards, and environmental protections, among other issues.
The agreement must be ratified by the parliaments of each of the countries in order to take effect.